August Ludwig Heerboth - 1887

August Ludwig Heerboth - 1887

I purchased this photo at a Flea Market in North Little Rock, Arkansas. It was taken at Pittman Studio in Springfield, Illinois. It has a date of 1887 on it. On the back is written "August Ludwig Heerboth".

I have located a Ludwig August Heerboth of Wheaton, Illinois but he would have only been 27 years old at the time and this man is obviously much older. Perhaps this is his father.


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August Ludwig Heerboth no

August Ludwig Heerboth no doubt was Ludwig August Heerboth (1860–1945). He never used his first name so it is possible that the photographer reversed his first and middle names. My great-grandfather was a student at Concordia Seminary in Springfield, Illinois. He graduated in 1888, and spent his time in the ministry in a congregation in Wheaton, Illinois.

His grandson, Richard Heerboth, lived in North LIttle Rock.

L A Heerboth's father, Gottlieb Ludwig Wilhelm Heerboth, was born in Germany in 1819 and died in 1879. I have never seen a picture of my great-great grandfather. The man in the picture certainly looks older than 28, doesn't he?

Here is a snapshot of my great-grandfather in later years:

Jon Heerboth
Western Illinois